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Knavesmire

Major

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York Racecourse had to close to flying in a military capacity in May 1916 following a Zeppelin raid on the city and local inhabitants fearing that its flarepath might encourage more enemy airships to attack.

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Also known as: RFC Knavesmire / York Racecourse
County: City of York
Current Status: Leisure activity
Date: 6 April 1916 - 1920s
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RFC / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 33 Sqn
Parent(s)/HQ Airfields(s):

Tadcaster (Bramham Moor)

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